"That is not a plane. It's a planet..." :)
alexzn: this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).
The worst thing is bias. Leading to the "collective blame". Sane people will always choose an ice cream over a rifle. In each and every country. Fortunately, sanity prevailed, so far. My post was not related to the dance at all, that's ok, nothing to comment on it.
I went to Berlin two weeks ago. It is now a wonderful city. Learn from the past (because, again, the only thing you cannot fix is the past), look to the present / future, try to make it better. Nazism and Communism destroyed the World once each, extremism and fundamentalism are destroying the World today - maybe we can do something about these. At least we can try.
alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:http://baltermants.com/#/
BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.
Yep, the only thing you cannot fix is the past.
4k, the name of the game. But, what if, what if, 21:9 aspect ratio would have been included? 4k is marketing, cinema work is 21:9... 2.39/2.40:1... My take. Otherwise, nice work from Panasonic.
Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.
For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.
30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!
The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.
I'm sorry for your loss.
I agree. Some items were exaggerated for didactic purposes in my post. Shooting bw film is still fun, anyway, because of the reasons you mentioned. And sometimes the prints are very good. Special note: I am NOT a nostalgic. Progress is welcomed. Always.
Got Platinum Award from DPR? What, no?! OK, wake me up when it does. Zzzzzz....etc.
Donnie G: As nice as the RX100 III is, its most drool worthy impulse buyer's feature, that pop up EVF, will wind up making more enemies than friends for Sony. Why? Because it's not idiot proof. The pop up EVF is the one feature that the new owner is going to want to play with and show off the most, and it's also the thing that will suffer the most abuse and break, or, will be the culprit that constantly drains the battery due to being left in the up/on position. When this happens to enough owners, there will be a revolt, and Sony will get blamed for the operator errors of those owners. This is an easy prediction to make based on what I've seen even experienced photographers do to their new toys. Now imagine that pop up EVF being operated by the casual user, or, dare I say it, your teenagers. Idiot proof? Not! :)
@ Shamael: you're right and, no joke, there are Nikons and Canons out there with... 800k - 1m actuations. Yeah, that's right: 1000000...
I think I should visit an ophtalmologist: to my eyes, in the studio scene, RAW, ISO 6400, G1x Mk II does a better job. So, with proper editing, the images might be on the very usable side. But that's just me. And the Canon is also more expensive.
@ Black Box: "only people who measure...thousands...etc.". Whaaat?! My Rega RP1 was about 200 EUR, the phono stage (M1 from MF) about 900 USD, and the amplif (Yamaha S-500) plus speakers (Monitor Audio BX-2) about 950 USD. The Goldring 1042 was 250 EUR. So, roughly, 2000 EUR. Now, compare this with my 5DIII+24-70 II+70-200 f/2.8 II (to give a smple of digital photo equipment). In my opinion, you should reconsider that "only" part. Yes, I will buy something better in the future, but right now I am quite satisfied with this (and btw I also have a BDP9700 for the blu ray audio part, so I can compare the DTS Master HD sound).
Hi there, there is an interesting part, however: audiophiles are using vinyl, and the turntables just got better than ever... You simply cannot "copy" that sound, I can tell you. The same for film: I use both 5DIII/7D, but I have saved precious family moments using an EOS 3, a Voigtlander and a Pentax MZ (in 2014!!!), so... Keep Walking! :)
Zerg2905: I am not in the target audience for these. Sorry. Cheers! :)
Oh, just woke up. Oh, this unpleasant hangover: Thor is always right. And this, and his/her post, it is not related with alcoholism. There are other (significant) pathologies out there, you know... And, yes - Cheers! :) P. S.: Cheers again!
Zerg2905: EF 11-24 f/2.8 L IS USM or nothing... Cheers...! :)
1-500 will do, too. But f/0.5, come on, that's easy... Cheers! :) :) :)
EF 11-24 f/2.8 L IS USM or nothing... Cheers...! :)
Pro-Sony separatists should organize a referendum. And separate from the outdated Canon tech. Forever. And ever. Cheers! :) :) :)
Dpreview is not TIPA. And Sony is not Canon. And Apple is not Samsung. People still buy Apple. Lovely. Cheers! :)
That price is for Titanium. Not Aluminium. My take. Cheers! :)
GaryJP: About two years ago, these comment pages and forums were full of people saying the G 1 X had issues, that it would not be popular, it would not sell well, the price would drop "any day now", it would be an evolutionary dead end, and Canon would not make a Mk II.
Well, wrong on all counts, and in my town if you don't get to stores within half an hour of delivery the camera is sold out.
Now the critics may start pontificating that there will never be a G1 X Mk III, and the Mk II won't sell, and will soon drop its price.
Genau! Looks good. Cheers! :)
I am not in the target audience for these. Sorry. Cheers! :)
Lloyd709: Should be called World Photoshoped Awards!
And World B----cks Awards. Others can win something, too... Cheers! :) + :)